- for an American athlete see Kelly, Frederick (Athlete)
Frederick Septimus Kelly ( born Frederick Septimus Kelly ; May 29, 1881 , Sydney , Australia - November 13, 1916 , Baucourt-sur-l'Ancre , France ) - British athlete (rowing) and musician.
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Having received primary education in Australia, he then entered Eton College , and in 1899 - at Balliol College . From a young age he was fond of rowing , won a number of prizes at the Henley regatta and other competitions, crowning his sports career with the title of champion of the 1908 Summer Olympic Games in London : Kelly was a member of the first eighth crew of Great Britain, and his team, having beaten Hungary , Canada and Belgium , became the best and won gold medals. Contemporaries characterized Kelly as an outstanding rower  .
After college, Kelly entered the Hoch Conservatory in Frankfurt and studied composition under the direction of Ivan Knorr . Upon his return to London, he occasionally performed with concerts as a pianist. Particularly close relations connected Kelly with the violinist Jelly d'Aranyi , whom he met in 1909 and whom he often accompanied.
With the outbreak of the First World War, Kelly, along with several young intellectuals close to him (among whom was, in particular, the poet Rupert Brook ), volunteered for the British Navy. Kelly’s compound participated in the Dardanelles operation , he was twice wounded, awarded the Cross for Outstanding Merit, and promoted to lieutenant commander. In his free time, Kelly composed music, two of his main works - Elegy for a string orchestra in memory of Rupert Brook who died in battle and a sonata for violin and piano, dedicated to Jelly d'Aranyi. The elegy was performed during mourning events in memory of Brooke, and Kelly performed the sonata with d'Aranyi, arriving in London for a visit after the evacuation of British troops from Gallipoli . Then Kelly returned to the army and died in battle in the last days of the Battle of the Somme . Kelly’s sonata was left with the violinist; in 2011, the sonata was extracted from the archive to be played at the Canberra International Music Festival  .
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- German National Library , Berlin State Library , Bavarian State Library , etc. Record # 130255572 // General regulatory control (GND)
- Percival Serle. Kelly, Frederick Septimus // Dictionary of Australian Biography. - Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1949. (English)
- Kate Evans. Lost Gallipoli sonata returns home // ABC News, May 16, 2011 .
- Frederick Kelly - Olympic stats on Sports-Reference.com
- Kelly, Frederick Septimus: sheet music at International Music Score Library Project